Maine Life Homes General Contractor

Photography by Sandy Agrafiotis

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A classic but tired camp directly on Lake Sebago was at the end of its life. The owners desired a new structure in the same spot but were constrained by the modest size of what previously stood. The goal was to create a 3-bedroom upscale getaway with room for guests, all within 1,400 square feet. Modesty and views were important.


This sleepy structure provides privacy from the public side but opens itself up completely to the light beyond. Transparent corners to the south and east allow the sun to penetrate through the space. Clever uses of dormers allowed this house to make use of every square foot of space as livable, sliding just under its restrictive volume limitations. Kitchen windows just above the counter allow for storage in the small space while still providing light and ventilation.

Budget / Economy

As the owner acted as general contractor, this home was constructed for just over $150/SF.

Energy Efficient

Due to the blown-in cellulose insulation and the fact the almost every cubic foot of this camp is usable space, it is a very efficient structure.

Award Winning

This project was featured in the November 2008 issue of Port City Life.